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quick 4cyl oil change help

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by madden, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    madden

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    i getting ready to do my first oil change, is 5w30 okay or do i need 5w20?
    also im going to go pick up a k&n filter, anyone know the filter type i need?
    thanks for the help!
     
  2. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    I'd say 5w-30 is fine but it would also help to know the year of your truck.

    When in doubt check your owner's manual. I think on some of the later (08-10 ??) 2nd gen tacos that a different weight is specified for the same engine model (2tr-fe).
     
  3. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    +1 Good Post. It's always best to go by the manual, especially if the truck is under warranty.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    thanks, i have an 06
     
  5. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    5w30 will be fine.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    great! any knowledge on what filter i should buy?
     
  7. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Well if you chose FRAM the number is, TG3614.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    don't buy a fram filter, they are junk. Not sure if it was suggested already but did you try checking the owners manual?
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    I prefer Wix, Mobil 1, K&N, Napa Gold (Wix), Toyota OEM, or Purolator. There are many quality filters out there. You probably need to spend between 5 and 10 bucks to get a good one.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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  11. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Here's a couple other part numbers

    mobil 1 oil filter: M1-102
    napa gold oil filter: FIL 1348
     
  12. Jun 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Use whatever grade is stamped on the oil filler cap. If it says 5w20 and you can't find any, 5w30 will most likely be OK for one oil change interval. Read the manual.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    You will be fine if you have already bought 5W-30. The early 2nd Gen Tacoma's actually spec'd it before they went to 5W-20 for CAFE reasons.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    so im about to do my first oil change too. but i just bought this truck with 237k. runs like a top. im going to add the lucas oil stabilizer, but the guy at advance told me to run 10w 30 instead of the 5w. with the oil stabilizer is this going to be too heavy or what , i live on the coast and its super hot right now, also driving about 100+ miles a day? what do i do im changing it in the am.
     
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